During the third edition of Entrepreneur’s Day, Koninklijke Metaalunie (Royal Metal Association) will host local and national politicians at leading small-to-medium-sized metal companies in Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland.
Translation by Traci White
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that on Friday, 16 November, the third edition of the annual day recognising entrepreneurship will be held across the Netherlands. Entrepreneur’s Day was established by MKB-Nederland, the Dutch national organisation for small-to-medium-sized businesses, to recognise the contributions of entrepreneurship in the Netherlands.
Dozens of industries across the country, including members of Dutch employers’ association Metaalunie, will open their doors to visitors during the day. Metaalunie has 14,000 affiliated members and employs around 170,000 people throughout the Netherlands, most of whom work in the machine and equipment construction sectors.
In Groningen, economic affairs representative Patrick Brouns and Dutch parliament member Anne Kuik will pay a visit to GroeNoord BV in Groningen. GroenNoord is an agricultural machinery company which sells John Deere equipment, among others, and the visit by the politicians will also be an opportunity to shed light on the sector throughout the province. Representatives in Friesland – Sander de Rouwe – and Drenthe – Henk Brink – will also pay visits to metal-making facilities in Heerenveen and Klazienaveen.
Editorial note: Metaalunie is one of the partners in the Akkoord of Groningen, which contributes financial support to The Northern Times